decennium

[ dih-sen-ee-uhm ]
/ dɪˈsɛn i əm /

noun, plural de·cen·ni·ums, de·cen·ni·a [dih-sen-ee-uh]. /dɪˈsɛn i ə/.

a period of ten years; a decade.

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Origin of decennium

From Latin, dating back to 1675–85; see origin at decennial
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British Dictionary definitions for decennium

decennium

decennary (dɪˈsɛnərɪ)

/ (dɪˈsɛnɪəm) /

noun plural -niums, -nia (-nɪə) or -naries

a less common word for decade (def. 1)

Word Origin for decennium

C17: from Latin, from decem ten + annus year
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